The House Of The Scorpion Essay

1593 words - 7 pages

1. Summary:
2. Reflection of Book to Project
3. Connections to Other Books and Movies
4. Themes and Symbols

1. Summary:
The protagonist, Matt, is a young boy around the age of 6. The setting of the story is in Opium, in the future. Matt lives with his caretaker, Celia, who watches over him as mother-like figure but doesn’t like to be called mother. Celia works daily and leaves Matt to stay at home alone mourning for her absence. When Matt gets bored he would play with his toys and stare out the window into the vast poppy fields which surrounded his house. Matt wanted to play with three children that he surprisingly saw outside of his house, so he took a pot and smashed his window to get to them. By doing that Matt scraped his foot on the window and the three children carry him over to the “Big House”. There, Matt is taken care of where the nurse notices that on Matt’s foot it says, “Property of Alacrán Estate”. That is when they found out Matt was a clone. After they found out that Matt was a clone, they started treating him like a tool and locking him up in cells. Once the head honcho, El Patrón, came home to his Big House, everything changed. El Patrón was the head of large organization of the drug, opium. Matt was treated like a royal under El Patrón. El Patrón gave Matt special treatment because Matt was El Patrón’s clone. El Patrón needed Matt to be safe and healthy so that when the time came, El Patrón can steal Matt’s organs and prolong his own life. As that day grew closer, Matt not knowing that he is a tool for El Patrón lives his life as like he was one of El Patrón’s. When the day came, El Patrón’s personal doctor ordered for Matt immediately. When Matt entered the room Celia was there talking to El Patrón, telling him that when Matt was younger she poisoned Matt enough to let him live but not go through a transplant and let El Patrón live. El Patrón became furious and is ready to die at the age of 140. After El Patrón had died, Matt was supposedly supposed to be in charge but the direct descendants of El Patrón wouldn’t let him take charge. So Matt escapes and runs away from the Big House, on a horse, with the help of his trusted body guard. Matt escape to the border where he finds a job where their motto was “Work is freedom, Freedom is work.” There Matt wasn’t treated so well because it was a child labor factory for lost orphans. Matt plans an escape with two other boys he’d met there. They make it out and try to get as far as possible from factory. Matt and his friends make it to a convent where a savior has found them, Dona Esperanza. Dona Esperanza is a powerful person and takes the mission to help Matt with his situation back at the Big House. When Matt arrives back at the Big House, he finds that only a few people were there. Celia helps tell a story of what happened the night that Matt had escaped from the Big House. Celia tells how all the people who worked and lived in the Big House drank to the death of...

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